Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III  Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III was, unfortunately, the weakest of the trilogy.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III came out 30 years ago today. Released on March 19th, 1993, the film was the least successful out of the live-action trilogy. However, the story was the most significant issue as it featured no villains or plots from the comics or animated series. Voicing the turtles were Brian Tochi as Leonardo, Corey Feldman as Donatello, Tim Kelleher as Raphael, and Robbie Rist as Michelangelo, with James Murray as Splinter. The rest of the cast features Elias Koteas, Paige Turco, Vivian Wu, Sab Shimono, and Stuart Wilson. At the box office, it opened globally with $54.4 million and had a budget of $21 million. The latest TMNT movie titled Mutant Mayhem, is releasing this year.


Reporter April O’Neil (Paige Turco) purchases an ancient Japanese scepter that can cause those simultaneously holding it in different centuries to switch places in time. When she is transported to 16th-century Japan, her crime-fighting pals, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, pursue her. However, after landing in the past, the Turtles learn that the villainous Lord Norinaga (Sab Shimono) has captured April. To rescue her, they must team up with rebel leader Misu (Vivian Wu).

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Sean Tajipour is the Founder and Editor of Nerdtropolis and the host of the Moviegoers Society Podcast. He is also a member of the Critics Choice Association. You can follow on Twitter and Instagram @Seantaj.

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